See What’s in Store During Hill City’s Olde Tyme Christmas Nov 28

HolidayTrainByChadCoppess (4)The 1880 Train’s Holiday Express is just one of many activities happening during Hill City’s Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration on Friday, November 28 from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Olde Tyme Christmas Schedule:

  • Sparkling with decorations, The Alpine Inn Veranda will provide music, cookies, roasted chestnuts, hot cocoa and cider beginning at 5 pm.
  • The Christmas Tree at the Alpine Inn will be lit at 5:45 pm.
  • The Hill City Chamber will present an Olde Tyme Hill City Christmas Parade beginning at the Hill City School and traveling north up Main Street.
  • Following the parade, Santa will light another Christmas tree and hand out treats in the South Dakota State Railroad Museum parking lot.
  • FREE admission is extended to all from 5 pm – 8 pm for the South Dakota State Railroad Museum’s Fifth Annual Trees and Trains Exhibition. “The Museum’s annual Trees and Trains exhibit will be open between Thanksgiving and the end of the year, but for this one special evening admission is FREE to everyone,” explains Museum Director Rick Mills. A full schedule for the 2014 Trees and Trains Exhibit is available at
  • This year a drawing will be held at the Alpine Inn at 8:30 pm to win a spectacular holiday basket. Merchants will be having specials and open until 9 pm. To enter the drawing, you must have your holiday card stamped by 10 participating businesses. Holiday stamp cards will be available at the 1880 Train and throughout town.
  • The Hill City Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring the Hill City Food Drive. Please help families in need and bring perishable items or a monetary gift to help them this Holiday Season.

1880 Train Gift Shop Sale

  • 25% off Prairie Berry Wine & Books.
  • 30% off the original price for Landstroms Black Hills Gold.
  • 40% off other items in the Gift Shop (excludes 2014  Holiday Express Ornament and Clearance items).
  • 2014 Holiday Express Ornaments available for $11.95 while supplies last.

Holiday Express & Photos with Santa

Beginning November 28, the 1880 Train will roll out the Holiday Express for the 6th consecutive year. It will journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train. Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift.

Purchase tickets now at or by calling 574-2222. Tickets are $28 for adults and $12 for children (3-12).

You have many departures to choose from:

  • November 28 at 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:15 pm
    • Photos with Santa 11:30 am-6 pm
  • November 29 at 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm
    • Photos with Santa 11:30 am- 4 pm
  • December 13 at 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:15 pm
    • Photos with Santa 2 pm-6 pm
  • December 20 at 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:15 pm
    • Photos with Santa 11:30 am-6 pm
  • December 21 at 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm
    • Photos with Santa 11:30 am-4 pm
  • December 23 at 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:15 pm & 6pm
    • Photos with Santa 11:30 am-7:30 pm

We hope to see you for the holidays!

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